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EDC merger results in growth of revolving loan fund territory



Wednesday, 15 February 2012 12:12

The recent merger of the North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation with the Mason City Economic Development Corporation and Clear Lake Economic Development Corporation has resulted in the economic development revolving loan fund previously administered by the MCEDC being regionalized and becoming accessible


Rock ‘n Roll is here to stay!



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:21

    For some, it was like stepping back in time.  For others, it was something entirely new.  For all, it was a heck of a lot of fun.
    “It absolutely, without a doubt, is everything I thought it would be,” said Field Morey, who was attending the Surf Ballroom’s Winter Dance Party for the first time. The Bedford, Ore. resident explained the event celebrating the music of Buddy Holly,


Surf celebrates listing on National Register of Historic Places



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 13:19

    A local treasure has received national recognition.
    A plaque designating the Surf Ballroom’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places was unveiled Wednesday in conjunction with the start of the annual Winter Dance Party at The Surf.  As the final performance venue for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, The Surf Ballroom’s association with events that have made a significant contribution to history, as well as persons significant in the past, made it a viable candidate for inclusion on the National Registry.
    Dale Snyder, whose family purchased the Surf in 1994, thanked previous owners for their commitment to preserving the Surf and its history.


City turns down developer’s request



Wednesday, 08 February 2012 12:50

    Saying they were voting “what the people they represent feel,” three City Council members voted against a proposed development agreement for the redevelopment of the former Fredriksen Welding shop located at 209 1st Ave. S.
    Developer Tim Stenberg planned to build five new two-story condominiums on the L-shaped site and was requesting up to $25,000 from the City to defray costs for environmental expenses he would incur as a result of environmental circumstances at the site such as asbestos abatement,  soil remediation and water quality improvements.


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